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USS America Docks at Its Homeport »

The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived at its homeport of San Diego for the first time Sept. 15 after completing its two-month maiden transit from Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi.  ...

September 16 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »
Two Damen Vessels for Mexican Navy

Two Damen Vessels for Mexican Navy »

In August 2014 the Mexican Navy (Secretaría de Marina in Spanish) and Damen Shipyards Group (the Netherlands) signed contracts for the delivery of the design, material package, technical assistance and training for two vessels that...

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Korea Navy’s First MT30 Gas Turbine Passes Acceptance Tests

Korea Navy’s First MT30 Gas Turbine Passes Acceptance Tests »

Rolls-Royce has reached a major milestone in the Republic of Korea Navy’s FFX frigate programme, with the successful completion of acceptance tests for the MT30 gas turbine.   The MT30, which will power the FFX Batch...

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USCG Expands Cutter Fleet

USCG Expands Cutter Fleet »

The fourth National Security Cutter Hamilton was delivered to the US Coast Guard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on Monday.   Hamilton will be the first of two NSCs to be homeported in Charleston, South Carolina. The...

September 16 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »
SINKEX Units Sink Former USS Fresno

SINKEX Units Sink Former USS Fresno »

Ships and aircraft sank the decommissioned former USS Fresno (LST 1182) yesterday, in waters 18,000 feet deep, 215 nautical miles northeast of Guam as part of the exercise Valiant Shield 2014.   The participating sinking exercise...

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Australia Receives Third Cape Class Patrol Boat

Australia Receives Third Cape Class Patrol Boat »

Austal Limited (Austal) has delivered Cape Nelson, the third of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a $330 million design, build and in-service support contract.   Austal...

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Valiant Shield 2014 Kicks Off

Valiant Shield 2014 Kicks Off »

Exercise Valiant Shield 2014 kicked off with more than 18,000 joint force service members from 30 units, including 200 aircraft and 20 ships in, and around, the island of Guam beginning Sept. 15.   The...

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USS Ross, USS Cole Pay Visit to Haifa, Israel

USS Ross, USS Cole Pay Visit to Haifa, Israel »

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) arrived in Haifa, Israel, yesterday for a scheduled port visit. USS Cole (DDG 67) arrived in port, Sept. 14.   This port visit will provide Ross...

September 16 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »
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Top News of the Week of Sep 08 – 14, 2014 »

Top News of the Week of Sep 08 – 14, 2014

Abbott Government to Spend $20 Bln on Japanese Submarines The next generation of Australian submarines could be the Japanese-built Soryu Class submarines which will replace...

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GD Wins $234.2 Mln Nuclear Submarines Deal »

GD Wins $234.2 Mln Nuclear Submarines Deal

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $234,2 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for design agent, planning yard, engineering and technical support...

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Keel Laying Held for Singapore Navy’s First Littoral Mission Vessel »

Keel Laying Held for Singapore Navy’s First Littoral Mission Vessel

The keel laying ceremony for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) was held at Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine)...

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HMS Prince of Wales Assembly Begins »

HMS Prince of Wales Assembly Begins

Construction of HMS Prince of Wales, the second of two new aircraft carriers for the UK Royal Navy, has moved forward with the docking...

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Australian Navy Sailor Charged with Manslaughter »

Australian Navy Sailor Charged with Manslaughter

A Cairns-based Royal Australian Navy sailor was arrested by the Northern Territory Police (NTPOL) today in relation to a serious assault in Darwin last...

Sep 10 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Abbott Government to Spend $20 Bln on Japanese Submarines »

Abbott Government to Spend $20 Bln on Japanese Submarines

The next generation of Australian submarines could be the Japanese-built Soryu Class submarines which will replace the Collins Class vessels.   The Abbott Government’s contract worth...

Sep 9 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Gallery: PCU John Warner Christened »

Gallery: PCU John Warner Christened

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN 785), the first of the Virginia-class attack submarines to be homported in Naval Station Norfolk, was christened at...

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Top News of the Week of Aug 30 – Sep 05, 2014 »

Top News of the Week of Aug 30 – Sep 05, 2014

Marine Helicopter Crashes in the Gulf of Aden A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU)...

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BHIC Receives Submarine ISS Deal for Malaysian Navy »

BHIC Receives Submarine ISS Deal for Malaysian Navy

Boustead Heavy Industries Corp Bhd (BHIC) has finalized an in-service support (ISS) deal for two Scorpene submarines for the Royal Malaysian Navy.   The deal was...

Sep 5 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Algerian Navy Expands Fleet with New LPD »

Algerian Navy Expands Fleet with New LPD

Fincantieri’s Muggiano shipyard (in La Spezia) held a delivery ceremony for the Algerian Navy’s LPD “Kalaat Beni-Abbes” vessel yesterday, September 4.   The vessel...

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USS GW Hosts Chief Petty Officers Promotion »

USS GW Hosts Chief Petty Officers Promotion

Fifty-three chief petty officer selectees from the U.S. Navy’s forward deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, and embarked staff, commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, were awarded the gold fouled anchor and advanced to the...

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USS Shiloh Fires Harpoon Missile during VS14 »

USS Shiloh Fires Harpoon Missile during VS14

As part of the Exercise Valiant Shield 2014, a military exercise being held in Guam, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) launched a harpoon missile.   The missile was fired during a sinking exercise of the ex-USS Fresno (LST-1182) where air and sea...

Sep 16 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

Four Charged in HMAS Newcastle Investigation »

Four Charged in HMAS Newcastle Investigation

After serious allegations of inappropriate behaviour that occurred in HMAS Newcastle in 2011 were raised, and following investigation by the Australian Defence Force Investigative Service, the Directorate of Military Prosecutions determined to charge four sailors with a range of offences under the Defence Force Discipline...

Sep 16 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Professionals Discuss Maritime Security in Africa »

Professionals Discuss Maritime Security in Africa

Maritime professionals from Africa, Europe, and the U.S. began a 3-day conference aimed to enhance collaborative efforts to achieve maritime security in Africa, Sept. 15.   The Africa Partnership Station (APS) Annual Planning Conference aims to align individual African nation maritime security goals, APS training...

Sep 16 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Malaysian Navy Orders Torpedo Launcher System for Its New LCS »

Malaysian Navy Orders Torpedo Launcher System for Its New LCS

J+S Ltd have been selected to supply the Torpedo Launcher System (TLS) for the new Royal Malaysian Navy Littoral Combat Ships being constructed by Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd in Malaysia.   The substantial multi-million pound contract is to supply a Triple Tube Torpedo Launcher...

Sep 16 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Image of the Day: MH-60S Sea Hawk Tail Rotor Maintenance »

Image of the Day: MH-60S Sea Hawk Tail Rotor Maintenance

Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Nathan Mitchell, from Wichita, Kan., performs maintenance on the tail rotor of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73)....

Sep 16 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

BNS Leopold I Carries Out Friendly Approaches »

BNS Leopold I Carries Out Friendly Approaches

Whilst conducting EU counter-piracy patrols in the Horn of Africa, the Belgian EU Naval Force frigate, BNS Leopold I, has conducted friendly approaches on a dhow and several skiffs near the Somali coast.   The dhow was initially sighted by BNS Leopold I’s Alouette III...

Sep 16 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

US Navy Awards USS Virginia-Class Submarine Support Deal »

US Navy Awards USS Virginia-Class Submarine Support Deal

3 Phoenix Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded an $8,997,455 modification under a previously awarded contract for continuing engineering services to support software development, procurement of commercial off-the-shelf products, and hardware and software integration.   This is required to provide improved technology for U.S. Navy...

Sep 16 2014 / No comment / Read More »

USS Warrior, ROK Navy Remember Incheon Landing »

USS Warrior, ROK Navy Remember Incheon Landing

Sailors from USS Warrior (MCM 10) joined Republic of Korea navy ships in a naval demonstration and reenactment Sept. 15 to pay tribute to Korean War veterans who fought side-by-side during the Incheon landing 64 years ago.   The commemoration also included amphibious assault vehicles,...

Sep 16 2014 / No comment / Read More »

 

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